Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill — Refuse support to asylum seekers if they provide false or incomplete information — 17 Oct 2002 at 18:31
Lord Taverne was absent
The majority Content voters passed an amendment to the Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill. The amendment allows the government to refuse to support asylum seekers if they give false or inaccurate information.
The Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Bill became law in 2002. Its main aims were to:
- Allow asylum seekers to be detained at any time
- Disallow appeals from within the UK from failed asylum seekers who are citizens of a specific country
- Deny asylum seekers support unless they make their claim "as soon as reasonably practicable" after arrival into the UK
- Create accommodation centres to house destitute asylum seekers
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
|Party||Majority (Content)||Minority (Not-Content)||Turnout|
|Lab||90 (+2 tell)||0||47.9%|
|LDem||0||25 (+2 tell)||40.9%|
|Lord Alton of Liverpool||Crossbench||no|
|Lord Elis-Thomas||Crossbench (front bench)||no|
|Baroness Finlay of Llandaff||Crossbench||no|
|The Earl of Sandwich||Crossbench (front bench)||no|